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Bolton: Testimony wouldn’t have changed impeachment outcome

By JONATHAN MATTISE | February 19, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump's acquittal...

Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

By SUZAN FRASER and ROBERT BADENBIECK | February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists of terrorism charges, Turkey's state media reported on...

Turkish philanthropist detained in new case after acquittal

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY | February 18, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges and ordered his release from jail after 840 days.The Istanbul...

Turkey court acquits exiled novelist of terror charges

By MEHMET GUZEL | February 14, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday acquitted journalist and award-winning novelist Asli Erdogan of terrorism-related charges for writing for a pro-Kurdish newspaper that has since been shut-down.Lawyer Erdal Dogan told reporters that the court...

Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats frustrated over the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump are pushing their oversight efforts toward the Justice Department and what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal...

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend...

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

By DAVID BAUDER | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated.The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime...

Trump’s acquittal confronts Dems with election year choices

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea for so long — an acquittal everyone saw coming, followed by a bombastic presidential victory lap and a bump in his poll numbers...

Democrats tear into GOP Sen. Collins over acquittal vote

By DAVID SHARP | February 7, 2020

Republican Sen. Susan Collins drew attention with her deliberative approach to the impeachment trial, giving Democrats hope she might vote to convict President Donald Trump. She listened, took notes, asked questions. Then she pondered some more.Then she...

Broadcasters stick with Trump during acquittal victory talk

By DAVID BAUDER | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — After President Donald Trump spoke live for more than an hour Thursday about his impeachment acquittal, one television network anchor apologized to viewers for a presidential obscenity, while another said it was like watching someone...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’

By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and ZEKE MILLER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.Triumphantly...

Lawyers to ICC: Free Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo unconditionally

By MIKE CORDER | February 6, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges should scrap conditions of release imposed on Ivory Coast's former president, his lawyers argued Thursday in a move they hope will free Laurent Gbagbo to return home during a tense election...